EDSS score is widely used to assess disability in multiple sclerosis patients. It relies on rating several functional system scores (FSS) derived from neurological examination. The EDSS step is determined by the combination of FSS and ambulatory function. The main drawback is the inter and intra rater variability, mainly because the rating can sometimes be complex and lead to errors.
Mobile application for professional medical use by neurologists in:
The application aims to simplify EDSS rating in the daily practice setting, by reducing the risk of rating mistakes and EDSS step determination. In the app Easy EDSS Score, the user only needs to describe the neurological exam to get an automated evaluation of the EDSS step.
ADVANTAGES VS. STATE OF THE ART
Reduces the risk of miscalculations;
No risk of variability depending on the level of the examiner;
Reduces the time of clinical exam as there is no need to complete scoring steps;
Automatic calculation of the set of scores according to the data entered by the user.